Blue energy projects are to be deployed In coastal or near-coast areas, where significant underwater activity is expected. Blue energy installations are mainly innovative structures, therefore limited information related to their interaction with marine flora and fauna. is available. On the same time, their presence and long term operation on these areas, provides a valuable opportunity to use them as installation platforms for systems that can provide long term monitoring of underwater activity.DESCRIPTION
Propose innovative system(s) to allow for long term monitoring of underwater activities close to blue-energy devices. The systems could include optical, acoustic, chemical or physical monitoring devices, or any other devices or sensor to be considered appropriate. The system(s) should be compact and easy to transport and deploy on blue energy devices, weatherproof and capable for long term, unattended operation on marine environment. Remote monitoring and data transmission would be a significant benefit.